Here are nearly a dozen things that have caught my attention here through the first week of practices.
- The depth at receivers is better than I thought it was coming into camp.
- With age,
Jason Wittenhas improved as a point of attack blocker in the running game. DeMarco Murrayphysically looks in better shape than he has at any point of his Cowboys career. Barry Churchhas a better feel for how he needs to play in coverage. He was a clutch and grab guy but now he is playing with better angles and it’s helping with his positioning in routes.
- When it comes to pressure from the secondary on the blitz,
Orlando Scandrickis going to get more opportunities to show how well he can do it. Rolando McClainis super aggressive chasing the run to the outside, so much so he tends to overrun the play. I guarantee that Matt Eberflus is correcting as we speak. Doug Freehas been really good with his hands. When he is off with his technique, this is usually the area of problem. Dwayne Harrisdeserves more offensive snaps. Ken Bishopis a powerful man at defensive tackle but I haven’t seen that explosive quickness that I had on tape at Northern Illinois. Know he can play this way.
- No safety has stood up and tried to take this job away from JJ Wilcox opposite Barry Church.